The Symphonic Cut: Classical and Opera Television

The way we do multicam is the way television was done back in the ‘50s, when it was essentially invented by a few craftsmen with a score and a script.

David Horn, executive producer, Great Performances

One of the directors who pioneered television concert performance programs in the United States is Kirk Browning. He was the director of NBC Opera Theatre and directed many of the Toscanini broadcasts at Carnegie Hall in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Browning was not a professional musician but, he directed from the musical score. He would decide which camera he wanted for any given ...

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